Jesus Falls a First Time


The procession moves out of the city gate.

Jesus was unsteady on his feet.

The soldiers were pushing Him.

Jesus is tired.  He can hardly carry the cross. He fell.

The soldiers yanked him up.

The procession is moving again.

Dear Jesus, Sometimes I don't pay attention to what I should be doing.   When things get hard for me, sometimes I give up.  Your cross was so heavy.  It was hard for you. You never gave up. You fell, but you got up and moved on. Help me to get up when I fall and keep moving.

Mary, help me to see Jesus in all things.

Almighty Father, I know there are many times when I give up before I should.   When I fall, help me get up again and keep going.   This I ask through Christ Our Lord. Amen

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